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Promoting growth and grade

When it comes to growth implants in cattle, animal scientist Robbi Pritchard only worries about three things: getting enough premium if you’re not use them, using them wrong and using them with too little insight.

A rare opportunity

It’s been 16 years since the “cow that stole Christmas” shut down exports from North America and cost the industry $9 billion. All these years later and still no national traceability program? Joe Leathers shared his exasperation.

Passing the torch

We speak with pride about what our forebears did to build up the land and business. But there’s more to each generation than that. At the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum, Rodd Welker said all you have to do is find common ground.

Beef grading from yesterday to today

With more quality in the cow herd than ever before, producers are talking about premium brands and grades over Choice. New technology is making its way in to packing plants and shows promising signs of accuracy.

The buzz about beef

Anne-Marie Roerink with 210 Analytics talks about the “Power of Meat” as part of her annual surveys. American consumers are 86% meat eaters, yet fridges are empty. Producers are still seen as trustworthy and should work harder to tell their stories.

Innovations in health diagnostics

John Richeson presented on his research in BRD diagnostics at the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum. Focused on metaphylaxis and new technologies that may aid in faster identification of clinically-infected animals.

Latest headlines

Sharing stories, tools, facts to spur beef sales

Cattlemen played a significant role at the 2019 Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s annual conference in September. 700+ people from packer and processor to restaurateur and retailer gathered for celebration, education and new relationships.

Passing the torch

We speak with pride about what our forebears did to build up the land and business. But there’s more to each generation than that. At the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum, Rodd Welker said all you have to do is find common ground.

Beef grading from yesterday to today

With more quality in the cow herd than ever before, producers are talking about premium brands and grades over Choice. New technology is making its way in to packing plants and shows promising signs of accuracy.

The buzz about beef

Anne-Marie Roerink with 210 Analytics talks about the “Power of Meat” as part of her annual surveys. American consumers are 86% meat eaters, yet fridges are empty. Producers are still seen as trustworthy and should work harder to tell their stories.

Innovations in health diagnostics

John Richeson presented on his research in BRD diagnostics at the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum. Focused on metaphylaxis and new technologies that may aid in faster identification of clinically-infected animals.

Black Ink

Common ground

We swapped stories about meeting our significant others, of vacation blunders and parenting priorities. There were some great storytellers in our ranks. The food was outstanding, but the company surpassed it.

The cost of doing the right thing

They reminded me of the ball pits I’d play in as a kid at McDonalds. Except these were black, and floating in a water trough. Designed to reduce water evaporation, the polyurethane spheres didn’t come cheap.

The art of the fix

We often say cattlemen are part scientist, part businessman, with a dose of meteorologist and mechanic thrown in. You’re rooted in science, but when great and immediate need comes along, don’t forget there’s an awful lot of your job that is still an exercise in art.

Videos: Industry Updates

What’s the buzz about beef?

November 13, 2019

Anne-Marie Roerink, principal of 210 Analytics, describes the changing food culture…

Consumers demand, ranchers provide

Innovations in BRD diagnosis

Olsons honored as CAB Ambassadors

Cattle Crew Views

Of dreams and going all in

“I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is not big country. These days, he’s living vicariously through his three daughters’ 4-H projects and FFA events (and my internship here at CAB of course).

Not one for small talk

Uncomfortable silence.
If you don’t like it, you know the kind. Perhaps you’re just getting to know somebody, and you reach a point in the conversation where that silence hangs heavy and it makes you uneasy.

Coming home

“His name is Panic Switch,” says Colton Hamilton with a grin. His father Gavin helps hold the stuffed bull’s head nearly their height.
But I didn’t hear the word “panic” clearly. I don’t know what I heard, even after asking a couple more times. Maybe the Canadian accent was fooling me.

From one over-achiever to another

  From one overachiever to another Picture this: Two sprinkler irrigation pipes standing nearly 30 feet tall made sturdy by a cross brace. A perfectly calculated swing hanging from the center of the brace. A 12-foot platform attached to every kid’s dream jungle gym....

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